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‘Anti-Muslim hate is normal’: research reveals impact of Islamophobic attacks
October 13, 2015 By Tell Mama

‘Anti-Muslim hate is normal’: research reveals impact of Islamophobic attacks

A new report’s revealed Muslims targeted in Islamophobic attacks are reluctant to report incidents and often receive little support from onlookers. Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) commissioned the report, which found that ‘trigger’ events such as the terrorist attacks in Tunisia and Paris, the murder of Lee Rigby and the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal

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We Welcome the Prime Minister’s Drive to Ensure All Forces Categorise Anti-Muslim Hate
October 13, 2015 By Tell Mama

We Welcome the Prime Minister’s Drive to Ensure All Forces Categorise Anti-Muslim Hate

It was in fact the Home Secretary who initiated this proposal just prior to the last general election and clearly, the momentum is growing within this administration. Tell MAMA warmly welcomes the lead now taken by the Prime Minister to ensure that all forces in England and Wales record anti-Muslim hate crimes and the Prime

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The Only Extremists We See Are the ‘Britain First’ Sympathisers Here
October 11, 2015 By Tell Mama

The Only Extremists We See Are the ‘Britain First’ Sympathisers Here

What would you do if a small group of Christian volunteers put up a stall, in the inimitable style of us Brits, and decided to break down barriers of understanding so that people could understand Christianity more? It’s the kind of thing that happens up and down our country with no problems. Now what if

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Speech in St Paul’s By Tell MAMA on National Hate Crime Awareness Week, #NHCAW
October 10, 2015 By Tell Mama

Speech in St Paul’s By Tell MAMA on National Hate Crime Awareness Week, #NHCAW

“Islamophobia – a term that encompasses a range of meanings, though in general it is a term which means a fear of Islam and Muslim communities. People can fear many things, but the targeting and abuse of people because of a facet of their identity is unacceptable. It is unacceptable since at the heart of

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Hanging, Give us Your Money & Sadiq Khan – A Cacophony of Hate From Britain First
October 10, 2015 By Tell Mama

Hanging, Give us Your Money & Sadiq Khan – A Cacophony of Hate From Britain First

After the public hammering that Britain First took in the last week on the BBC documentary entitled, “We Want Our Country Back“, this far right extremist group has gone back to its victim mentality comfort blanket, blaming the whole world for the ills and the ‘conspiracies’ that supposedly range against it. Their latest begging bowl

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Incidents Showing More Aggression Towards Muslims on the Streets
October 9, 2015 By Tell Mama

Incidents Showing More Aggression Towards Muslims on the Streets

Over the last 8-10 weeks it is becoming clear that anti-Muslim incidents are becoming more aggressive at a street level. This trend is worrying since assaults rarely came into us and about 5% of the cases reported to us annually were previously classified as physical assaults. This figure is now over 10% and we have

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Family of Mushin Ahmed of Rotherham, Release a Statement
October 9, 2015 By Tell Mama

Family of Mushin Ahmed of Rotherham, Release a Statement

This is the statement that was released after the burial of Mushin Ahmed, the grandfather who was murdered when returning from Fajr prayers. This was released via the South Yorkshire Police web-site. The brief statement from his wife reads: “My husband and the father of our four children was the most sincere, kind and gentle

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What is the Hindu festival of Navratri?
October 8, 2015 By FM

What is the Hindu festival of Navratri?

The festival of Navratri (nine nights) celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Navaratri begins around harvest time in October, and, celebrations last for nine days. Navarati sits within the wider festival of Durga Puja, which honours the mother goddess Durga. In one retelling of the triumph of good, a demon named Mahisha, who took the form of a buffalo, threatened the gods. To meet this threat, the gods pleaded with Durga to do what they could not – kill the demon Mahisha. Bestowed with the weapons and strength of the gods, including Shiva’s trident, Vishnu’s disc, Yama’s iron rod, and Indra’s thunderbolt, Durga took on this mission. But it did not prove an easy victory. For the demon Mahisha’s blood created new demons to attack Durga. A prolonged battle ended with the demon’s decapitation. Another popular story in northern India concerns the slaying of the ten-headed demon King Ravana. In a final and epic battle with Rama, who pursued Ravana in his chariot. Rama’s golden arrows, which transformed into serpents as they reached the demon King. The arrows had decapitated Ravana’s many heads but they regrew in an instant. This prolonged the conflict for many nights as Rama fired [...]

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Who Says This Work is Abuse Free? Mona Chalabi Highlights Key Issues
October 6, 2015 By Tell Mama

Who Says This Work is Abuse Free? Mona Chalabi Highlights Key Issues

Mona Chalabi’s BBC documentary titled, ‘Is Britain Racist‘, was a fascinating insight into prejudice and the ways that different races and faith groups are affected by racism and prejudice. We had the pleasure of advising the producers in sending a Niqab wearing female to Dudley, to see what reactions this would elicit, if she walked on

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October 5, 2015 By Tell Mama

Rotherham – Another Taxi Driver Suffers Hate, But This Time Manages to Get Away

Having just commented on the serious assault of an Afghan taxi driver  over the weekend, we were notified of another incident involving a Rotherham based taxi driver. On Sunday morning at around 2:30 am a Rotherham based taxi driver of Pakistani heritage stopped off to drop off a passenger and was in a stationary position when

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